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Archive for February, 2012

Press Release

Smith Seckman Reid Promotes Rolando Alvarez in Tampa Office

TAMPA – Feb. 29, 2012 – Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR), an engineering design and facility consulting firm, recently promoted Rolando Alvarez, PE, LEED AP, to vice president/team leader in the firm’s Tampa office, where he has served as office manager since 2008. As team leader, Alvarez will be responsible for client relationships and oversee […]

Industry Article

Smith Seckman Reid opens new office in North San Antonio

Engineering design and facility consulting firm Smith Seckman Reid Inc. (SSR) has opened a formal office in San Antonio to serve clients in the city. The company has managed projects in San Antonio since 1998. However, this is the company’s first office in the city and third in the state behind Houston and Dallas. “Our expanding health […]

Industry Article

Classrooms that Work

For most of us, a conversation about school brings back memories of our earliest and oldest friends, a childhood crush, going to lunch and recess, learning about government, having “fun” with algebra, or pretending to play this week’s gym class game in front of huge crowds on television. The thought that may not surface while […]

Press Release

Smith Seckman Reid opens San Antonio office

SAN ANTONIO, TX – February 20, 2012 – Engineering design and facility consulting firm Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR) has opened an office in San Antonio, Texas. “Our expanding healthcare, higher education and energy projects in the region make an office presence here advantageous, and we are excited to be a part of this great […]

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Four from Smith Seckman Reid to speak at ASHE PDC Summit

NASHVILLE, TN – February 13, 2012 – Nashville based engineering design and facility consulting firm Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR) will have four employees speaking during three sessions at the upcoming American Society for Healthcare Engineer’s (ASHE) Planning, Design, and Construction (PDC) Summit in Phoenix, Ariz. Clay Seckman, SSR Executive Vice President, will lead a […]

Whitepaper

Understanding What an Energy Model Can and Can’t Do

Cx Monitor Newsletter, Issue 5.4  WITH FUEL PRICES RISING, ENERGY EFFICIENCY HAS BEEN TOP-OF-MIND FOR FACILITY MANAGERS. And, state and nationwide energy-saving programs, mandates and incentives have increased dramatically. These include increasingly stringent energy codes and standards, green building rating systems, federal tax deductions, numerous state-or utility-specific rebates and incentives, building labeling programs, and more. All […]

Industry Article

In Case of Fire

In a February 2009 report, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) identified that during 2003-2006, municipal fire departments responded to an estimated 3,750 structure fires in medical, mental health, and substance abuse facilities, annually. These fires resulted in one civilian death, 57 civilian injuries, and $26.9 million in direct property damage. While no amount of […]

Press Release

Mission Trail Baptist Hospital is First LEED Gold Acute-Care Hospital in Texas, First LEED Certified Hospital in San Antonio

NASHVILLE, TN – February 13, 2012 – Nashville based engineering design and facility consulting firm Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR) will have four employees speaking during three sessions at the upcoming American Society for Healthcare Engineer’s (ASHE) Planning, Design, and Construction (PDC) Summit in Phoenix, Ariz. Clay Seckman, SSR Executive Vice President, will lead a […]

Industry Article

Smooth Start: Ensuring Emergency Power System Performance

Like all other mission-critical systems, emergency power systems should be commissioned to attain the necessary operational reliability. Emergency power system commissioning (Cx) can be considered a documented quality assurance program that finds and resolves potential emergency power system-related problems before patients are admitted and procedures are performed. Emergency power system Cx is not the same […]